December 17, 2020

Silver Stork: Now Seeking Submissions

Silver Stork is an attractively designed multimedia journal of poetry, prose, visual art, video, and sound. Each themed issue collects and curates a wide variety of perspectives on a single subject. To get a sense of Silver Stork’s aesthetic, you can read past issues online. They’re looking for inspiring, inventive writing. Silver Stork publishes two…

Simple Ways to Generate New Writing Ideas

By Christine M. Estel Approximately five years ago, while perusing the office and stationery supplies in Marshalls, I stumbled upon a book entitled, 642 Things to Write About, priced at under $15.00, and I bought it without really studying the contents. When I got home and looked inside, I saw no page numbers, but I…

December 14, 2020

27 Specialized Manuscript Publishers that Accept Direct Submissions

All of the presses on this list meet all of our guiding principles, but most of them have such a specific focus that we cannot justify writing a full review and sending it to our full list of subscribers. But they are still good publishers. Instead, we have compiled this list of mini-reviews. I have also…

December 10, 2020

10 Markets for Literary Fiction in December 2020

These 10 magazines accept literary fiction, and they are open for submissions now. Many of them accept other genres too, like non-fiction and poetry, and some outlets pay writers. Apart these, several premier (and paying) literary magazines that accept literary fiction are also open for submissions now. These include AGNI, Bennington Review, Grain Magazine, Ninth…

Bad Dream Entertainment: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Bad Dream Entertainment is a small press that focuses on publishing dark fiction, horror, science fiction, and humor. They were founded in 2013 by Brett Reistroffer. Early on Reistroffer self-published his first book through the press, and he continues to edit the anthologies they publish, but he has branched out since then to publish full-length…

The Dillydoun Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Dillydoun Review is a brand new online journal of fiction (including flash), poetry (including prose poetry), creative nonfiction, articles, essays, interviews, and reviews. A “dillydoun” is a “little lullaby,” and just as lullabies present complex subjects simply and succinctly, The Dillydoun Review is looking for writing that’s cogent, clear, and layered with meaning. The…

3 Editing Tools Every Writer Should Be Using

By Holly Garcia As a writer, the goal is to present your best work before you submit, which won’t happen on your first draft, and probably not on your second; as they say, third time’s the charm.   Each round of edits serves its own purpose. The first time you edit, make sure what you’re writing…

December 7, 2020

28 Themed Submissions Calls for December 2020

There are 28 themed submission calls for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the 20 markets listed here. Some of the themes are: (fictional) haunted buildings, resurrection, survival, lost contact, when worlds collide, holy war (military horror), resist with every inch and every breath, a quiet afternoon, myths and monsters, redemption, underground, twisted love,…

December 3, 2020

Cemetery Gates Media: Debut Horror Novel Series

Cemetery Gates Media was founded in 2015 by longtime friends John Brhel and Joe Sullivan and focuses on publishing fantasy and supernatural fiction. Cemetery Gates Media is based in Binghamton, New York. They have published a number of anthologies that seemed to do well, and they have paid all contributors. The anthologies reflect a wide…

Statement: Now Seeking Submissions

Statement is a well-established, award-winning literary journal. For 70 years they’ve published poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts, graphic novels, translations, and hybrid writing in an attractive print annual. Helmed at California State University’s Los Angeles campus, Statement is edited by students studying creative writing. The journal features writing by prominent authors alongside writing by unknown…